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Dear Ms. Marilyn Lloyd:
In response to your posting for a Lab Manager, it is with great excitement that I present to you my enclosed résumé. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to design and develop scientific research in Pharmaceutical Clinical Manufacturing that has delivered significant impacts to clients worldwide. As a Senior Scientist with 15+ years of accomplishments in academia and private sector, I possess expert knowledge of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Research & Development, QA/QC Laboratory Management, and FDA guidelines.
I am a recipient of a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Pharmacognosy with Post Doctoral Studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya and was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Life Sciences Division. My background includes roles as former Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Highlights of my qualifications include:
Direct Laboratory personnel, train, and monitor performance as Principal Scientist and R&D/Analytical Laboratory Manager at Herb Pharm. Inc.
Develop yearly department budget and objectives, administer financial management.
Lead Operations of Analytical and R&D Research Laboratory in a manufacturing setting.
Designed and implemented SOPs for QC of raw materials, in process, and finished products utilizing compendia and other procedures.
Your company will benefit from my expertise as a dynamic leader with a track record of success in identifying process improvement opportunities, developing innovative solutions, and leveraging scientific technology to optimize profitability and performance. My demonstrated strengths in relationship management and my broad scientific knowledge have facilitated my sustained success.
I am confident in my ability to make an immediate and long-term contribution to your company and would welcome an opportunity to meet with you to discuss my qualifications and candidacy in further detail.
Tommy Tucker, Ph.D.